Posts tagged ‘directionality’

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

Danish Cotton Fabric from the collection of Leslie Keating (blog | shop) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way Daily Swatch: Dogs Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Brick Repeats

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

{ from Pindot } Calling all people with an actual education in textile design. Do you make a distinction between four-way and tossed prints? Some of my books don’t, one does. (I went with the one that gives me an extra week of content.) I mean, there is clearly a distinction, I just don’t know [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

Here is an example of a four-way novelty print. The sample is not large enough to determine whether all motifs are oriented in all four directions, but I’m going to go ahead and call it anyway. It’s from the collection of doe-c-doe (blog | shop) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – One-Way [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

The Daily Swatch features a piece of vintage fabric (almost) every day. Themes change periodically. Please add your own examples of the theme to the True Up and/or Vintage Fabric Flickr pools. This week we’ll look at the last type of pattern direction, four-way. These are going to mostly be your grid-based geometrics — squares, [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way

Cycling fabric from the 1950s collection of The Fabric of My Life (Donna Flower) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Hexagons Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Two-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

Directionality in Fabric

As Spoonflower and other digital textile printing services make custom fabric accessible to the masses, I thought it might be helpful to talk about fabric design basics. Since I am not a fabric designer by trade, I called in Michelle Engel Bencsko of Cicada Studio to help write this. She graciously obliged. Thank you SO [...]